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How to compare measure value against aggregated / rolled up measure

So I have a matrix that measures the variance of teams/departments/agents performences by using standard deviations;



















As you can see (from my rather crude drawing, for which I apologise) it has several layers in the agent hierarchy.


L1= Client

L2 = Dept

L3 = Team

L4 = Agent


The goal is to find how many seconds a dept/team/agent is outside of the standard deviation for that specific group.


So in the above example:

The STDEV for Client1 is 406 seconds across all records, and 98872602 seconds  across all rows sit above 406 seconds. Calculated as below:


AboveSD = 
VAR SD1 = CALCULATE(STDEV.P('PBI Fact_ScorecardMasterTable'[Duration]))
SUMX(FILTER('PBI Fact_ScorecardMasterTable', 'PBI Fact_ScorecardMasterTable'[Duration]>=SD1),'PBI Fact_ScorecardMasterTable'[Duration])

so the above is just iterating through each row to find where [Duration] >= 406 (which is VAR SD1) and then summing up the values.



The formula is working how it should however what I would like it to do is to compare the durations of the current level to the SD of the level above.


To clarify what I need it to do;

The individual Teams (L3) durations should compare to the SD value of the level above, so in this case Department (L2)

So from the above example,

Team 1 should show me a sum of all durations that are above 289, however its showing me a sum value of all durations above 292 which is not correct.

and same with Team 2 should show me a sum of all durations that are above 289, however its showing me a sum value of all durations above 208 which is not correct.


And again at the dept level,


CUSTOMER SERVICE should show me a sum of all durations above 406, however it is showing me all durations above 289 which is not correct.


Any idea how I can tell the measure to compare against the level above?

Community Support
Community Support

hi, @rax99 

Sample data would help tremendously.

Could you share a simple pbix file and the expected output for us?


Best Regards,



Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

hi @v-lili6-msft 


see attached pbi file link



matrix2.JPGIn the link you will have something like this.


Rows are showing the hierarchy levels. (ClientAAA>Dept_1>Team_13>Employees)


Hopefully the AboveSD measure makes sense. 


The AboveSD measure should compare against the STDEVP.1_Duration of the level above the current level, rather than its own level. So  currently the 1592 for Team_13 is the sum of values above 133. However, this should be the sum of values above 194.


Hopefully this makes sense.



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